Another gorgeous outdoor wedding, complete with stunning oak trees and a luxury getaway car.
This was my first time shooting a wedding at the Arundel Estate and I immediately loved every detail. Outdoor weddings are pretty popular, especially in Florida, so I’ve worked at quite a few and Arundel Estate is right at the top of my list!
First up, the main house: stunning. The towering columns out front give Arundel Estate a grandiose and luxurious vibe while still giving the wedding a personal feel. There are a few room options inside for getting ready (all flooding with beautiful window light, btw). There are also balconies, perfect for a first look (or in this case, a first touch). And it’s a short walk to the ceremony and reception spaces.
Drexel and Valeria had their ceremony outside under a substantial oak tree. They had decorated the tree with flowing fabric and hanging flower-filled lanterns, which gave off major romantic vibes. The ceremony lawn can accommodate larger weddings but is the perfect space for more intimate weddings too! Let’s all just agree right now that ceremonies under oak trees are completely personalizeable (…is that a word?). You’re basically working with a blank canvas here. With so many oak trees in Florida, it’s no wonder couples want to get married under them.
Back at the main house, there is a pool and patio out back with a free standing bar, which is ideal for cocktail hour. You can get formal photos done while your guests sip on drinks by the pool. Of course, no one is swimming but just being near a pool feels like a vacation, doesn’t it? The Arundel Estate pool feels like a fancy resort, minus all the drunk tourists. One of my favorite things is feeling like I’m on vacation…and I bet your guests feel the same.
Finally, an outdoor paved reception area for partying with your faves. Drexel and Valeria had a white tent with string lights but you could also opt for a clear tent. Or no tent at all, if the weather is nice. The world (or rather the reception space) is your oyster! AKA whatever you’re envisioning is doable. There’s also a cute little gazebo area where the cake and hot chocolate bar were set up. Side note on hot chocolate bars: do it. It just gives the wedding that extra cozy feel.
This Arundel Estate Wedding ended with a private dance on the dance floor while the guests prepared for the sparkler exit. As a photographer, I love when my couples do a last dance, they make for the most romantic photos. More importantly, last dances are such a great opportunity for you to soak in all the excitement of the day one last time before your big send off.
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Photographed by Francesca Caputo for Bow Tie Photo
While I have you here, check out this intimate backyard wedding in Winter Springs with similar romantic vibes. I’m telling you, it’s the trees!
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